Bloomberg Law
March 31, 2020, 1:23 PM

Hospitals Tell Doctors They’ll Be Fired If They Talk to Press

Olivia  Carville
Olivia Carville
Bloomberg News
Emma Court
Emma Court
Bloomberg News
Kristen V.  Brown
Kristen V. Brown

Hospitals are threatening to fire health-care workers who publicize their working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic -- and have in some cases followed through.

Ming Lin, an emergency room physician in Washington state, said he was told Friday he was out of a job because he’d given an interview to a newspaper about a Facebook post detailing what he believed to be inadequate protective equipment and testing. In Chicago, a nurse was fired after emailing colleagues that she wanted to wear a more protective mask while on duty. In New York, the NYU Langone Health system has warned employees they ...

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